Message from the President
The Project Management Institute is "the world’s leading not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession, with more than half a million members and credential holders in 185 countries. Our worldwide advocacy for project management is supported by our globally-recognized standards and credentials, our extensive research program, and our professional development opportunities."
Taking that down to the local level, the Upstate NY Chapter is made up of approximately 475 members and is governed by a 12 member Board of Directors. As stated in our bylaws, the objectives of the PMI-UNY Chapter are to:
- Advance and support the mission and objectives of the PMI® within the greater Capital
Region of New York state.
- Promote professional project management principles and techniques within local businesses,
government, universities, and other entities.
- Partner with other professional organizations dedicated to the advancement of professional
project management practices, objectives, and ideals.
- Develop a growing and committed membership of local project management professionals through
effective communication, recruitment, and retention plans.
- Create and deliver an educational and development program that strengthens local project
- Create networking opportunities for project management practitioners.
Based on the above and as in any organization of this size, it takes many more than those on the 12 member board to make our chapter successful. In this regard, not only does the chapter provide opportunities to participate at regular events such as our chapter meetings, but we have numerous committees which help us achieve our mission.
In June 2011 PMI-UNY will be hosting the PMI Region 4 Leadership Conference in Saratoga Springs. This is an enormous undertaking that requires many volunteers to make it successful. Not only are people needed to conduct the conference but it is an opportunity for each member to become engaged with your project management colleagues so as to build professional and personal relationships which will last a lifetime. Taking this further, we offer many more situations where you can participate such as the Career Enrichment Day, the Annual Membership Meet and Greet, the Professional Development Day, membership outreach and the PMP Prep Workshop to name just a few.
It is clear that involvement, participation and commitment are at the core of our values as an organization and profession. This includes the consideration and inclusion of diverse viewpoints /competencies, partnership, volunteerism and a clear code of ethics to bring about a spirit of community and support for one another as we present ourselves to the general public and organizations which employ us and that we serve.
In conclusion, I strongly encourage you to seize any possibility to become involved and I welcome the opportunity to work with you as we move our chapter forward.
President, Upstate New York Chapter
Project Management Institute